SHARJAH // More than 290 fines for petty rule-breaking were issued by Sharjah Municipality inspectors last weekend across the emirate.
Sixty inspectors were on patrol to curb littering, barbecuing in public parks, corniches and beaches.
Faisal Al Mula, director of the Sharjah City Monitoring Department, said that six incidents of smoking shisha occurred in public places, with smoking devices confiscated and individuals fined.
Forty-two fishing rods were also confiscated from people caught fishing on Al Buheira and Al Qasba corniches.
“Fifty-one were fined for leaving food and drinks in public parks,” he added.
Smoking shisha in public comes with a fine of Dh1,000 and confiscation of the pipe, while littering entails a fine of Dh500.
More than 30 fines were issued to people found barbecuing in parks. Inspectors also fined motorists caught littering on the roads and in car parks.
The municipality urged residents to abide by the rules to keep the emirate clean.